January 2009
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Thursday 1 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill Lounge
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: Eddie Clendening (rockabilly, country, pop)
Martyr's Restaurant & Pub
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Live Music: 9:30pm-1:00am
No Cover
Friday 2 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Susie Gomez
& Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly)
The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Saturday 3 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Fulton County Line (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 4 Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 before 7:00pm, $5 after 7:00pm
Monday 5 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 6 The Special 20's (chicago blues & west coast swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 7 The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 8 Gypsy Jazz Jam Session with: Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
in the Galaxie Back Room - enter on Rockwell
Music & Dancing
$5 suggested donation
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 9 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Sidemen Big Band (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-8:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Jen Zias (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Joel Paterson Trio (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $12
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
DJ: 8:45pm-Midnight
Suggested Donation: $10/person for the lesson including dance.
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 10 The Rhythm Rockets (jump, rhythm & blues) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $8
Jen Zias (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Joel Paterson Trio (blues, jazz, western swing) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $12
The True Historians (country, americana, rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 11 Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 12 Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 13 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 14 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Canceled.
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 15 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 16 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Prohibition Orchestra of Chicago (big band jazz) Bill's Blues Bar
1029 Davis St
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-8:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Jen Zias (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Saturday 17 Getting Schooled : Salsa! the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Noon-5:00pm
Cost: $35
Galaxie Nite with:
Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz)
the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm-10:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $15 donation
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Keep Rockin'
Kick-off Party for Keep Rockin' Magazine
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll)
Ashton Place
341 75th St
Willowbrook, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
The Lawrence Peters Outfit (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
WCS Lesson: 8:00pm
WCS DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 18 The Gina Knight Orchestra (bluesy swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Doors Open: 6:00pm
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Music: 7:30pm-11:00pm
Cover: $12 ($10 w/Student ID)
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 20 Speak Easy Swing (swing) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Obama Inaugural Bash : The Galaxie Celebrates! the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-12:00pm
film clips, photos, music, dancing...
No Cover
R.S.V.P. required
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 21 The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 22 Gypsy Jazz Jam Session with: Rhythm Futur (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) the Galaxie
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-11:00pm
in the Galaxie Back Room - enter on Rockwell
Music & Dancing
$5 suggested donation
Possom Hollow Boys (rockabilly, country, roots music) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $5
Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 23 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Jen Zias (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Gypsy Jazz Birthday Tribute to Django Reinhardt
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz)
S.P.A.C.E.
1245 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
The Crown Vics (1950's rock 'n roll) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $8
Blue Line Riders (country, americana, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 24 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Swing Dancing First Evangelical Free Church
5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Sunday 25 John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) [wcs] May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:00pm (Hustle) / 6:30pm (WCS)
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 26 Chinese New Year
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 6:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Yoko Noge and the Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (1/2 off with VIP card) [ 146KB]
Swing Nights at Fizz Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 27 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Devil in a Woodpile (acoustic blues and ragtime) The Hideout
1354 W Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-Midnight
Donation: $5
Wednesday 28 Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
Cover: $10
Swing Night Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 29 Alan Gresik's Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 30 The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Onesti Dinner Club
18 N 4th St
Saint Charles, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10 (or free with dinner)
Jen Zias (jazz) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Susie Gomez and Her Multiple Cats (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Java Jive Chicago Swing Dance Society
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Bluetopia Mariposa Studio
Suite 503-B (Tango Vida)
4001 N Ravenswood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm (blues dancing)
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $8
X Dance The Center at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
WCS Lessons: 7:30pm (beg.), 8:00pm (int.)
WCS DJ: 8:30pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 31 The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
The Hoyle Brothers (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
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